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Learning Designer

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University of Maine - USM
Physical Address
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
Job Description

Position Title:
Learning Designer


City, State:
Portland, ME

Center for Technology Enhanced Learning – PCTEL

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Statement of Job:

Join the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) team. CTEL strives to foster a culture of excellence in teaching. With a focus on high quality pedagogy, Learning Designers help faculty develop courses and find new ways to enhance student learning and create engagement with the broader community. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The Learning Designer applies knowledge of curriculum design, learning theory, and educational technologies to assist faculty in the design of digitally enhanced degree programs and courses. This position is part of a team that guides development of high quality online programs and supports digital learning initiatives across the curriculum. The Learning Designer provides course design and ad-hoc consultation and support, as well as ongoing faculty development with the design and delivery of faculty workshops and other forms of faculty development. This position will also help guide the work of using data to guide course redesign and support other efforts to become more data informed in our instructional design practice. The Learning Designer collaborates on committee work within USM and across the University of Maine System, and contributes to the broader goals and strategies of the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL).

USM offers an array of degrees and certificate programs in fully online, blended, and classroom formats, and offers an increasing number of high quality online courses year-round. For more information about instructional design at USM visit

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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  • Master’s degree, preferably in education, instructional design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience designing online and blended courses in a higher education context.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

To apply:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by January 13, 2020.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Work Year Calendar:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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